This academic research is focusing on the role of the Economic Community of Central
African States (ECCAS) in the maintenance of peace and security in Central Africa. It
assesses the effectiveness of this Regional Economic Community in dealing with issues
relating to peace and security. The study firstly discusses the legal framework that supports
the mandate of the Central African subregional institution in the field of peace and
security, and then it addresses its peace and security architecture. Secondly, this work
stresses the achievements made by ECCAS in coping with security issues; it also stresses
its shortcomings and examine the reasons behind them. Most importantly, although this
research highlights the shortcomings of the ECCAS in maintaining stability and peace in
the Central African subregion, it strongly advocates that the role played by ECCAS should
not be underestimated and therefore, it makes some recommendations which can
contribute to its rationalisation and make it more effective.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)) -- University of Pretoria, 2011.